Geno "Gene" Milioni

1927 - 2019

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Geno (Gene) Milioni, 91, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, and formerly of Findlay, passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2018 at the Gilbert Residence Center. He was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on March 19, 1927 to the late Nazzerano and Rosina (Coccocetti) Milioni. On May 26, 1950, he married Dorothy Faye Edwards and she survives. Gene is also survived by his children: Steve (Charmaine) Milioni, and Carla (Vernon) Moorshead; his siblings: Frank Milo, Ann Bailey, and Kathy Ray; five grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his siblings: Yolanda Ruyle, Joseph Milioni, and Guido Milioni. He was a retired pastor, graduating in May of 1953 in the first graduating class of Baptist Bible College. Gene started the Trinity Baptist Church in December of 1953, and in 2002, he retired from Trinity Baptist Church. The funeral service will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, January 19, 2018 at Trinity Baptist Church, with Pastor Mark Milioni officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 18 from 2:00-4:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay. There will also be visitation on Saturday at the church for one hour prior to the service (9:30-10:30am). Memorials may be made to Baptist Bible College, 628 E Kearney Street, Springfield, MO 65803. Online condolences may be left at coldrencrates.com.


Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Friday, January 18th 2019 2:00 - 4:00 PM & 6:00 - 8:00 PM

    Trinity Baptist Church[Map]
    CR 236
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Saturday, January 19th 2019 9:30 - 10:30 AM

  • Funeral Service:

    Saturday, January 19th 2019 - 10:30 AM

  • Service Location:

    Trinity Baptist Church [Map]
    7839 County Road 236
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:

    Trinity Baptist Cemetery [Map]

    Findlay, Ohio

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Condolences For Geno "Gene" Milioni

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To : Milioni Family
Date :Tuesday, January 15th 2019
From : Bob Wittenmyer
Praying for your family, Ive know Pastor Gene since 1974, He was a GREAT man..



To : Milioni Family
Date :Tuesday, January 15th 2019
From : Rachel Fetter Williams
Pastor Milioni was a special person to our family. I am so thankful that my parents were saved as a result of his ministry at Trinity Baptist, and as a result both my brother and I were raised in a Christian home and trusted Christ as our Savior. He will be greatly missed. You all our in our thoughts and prayers!



To : Family of Rev Milioni
Date :Tuesday, January 15th 2019
From : Donna Jacobs
So sorry to hear of Rev Milioni's passing. I have a lot of memories with him and my family at the small church on Trenton Ave.



To : Milioni Family
Date :Tuesday, January 15th 2019
From : Penny Swicegood Penny Hood
My condolences to the family. He was truly a great man for the Lord.



To : The Milioni Family
Date :Tuesday, January 15th 2019
From : Pastor Rick Bickelhaupt
Pastor Milioni was a special man in our life. My whole family came to know Christ at Trinity Baptist Church in Findlay through the preaching of this great man. He was always an encouragement to me. He was there to give me direction as we started Grace Baptist Church in Oak Harbor. Pastor Milioni preached for me on a number of occasions and it was always great. Our prayers are with the family and with Trinity Baptist in Findlay. Certainly this world is a little darker and Heaven is a little brighter now that he has been promoted to Glory.



To : Milioni Family
Date :Tuesday, January 15th 2019
From : Gary Phillips II
What a mountain of a man! I was born into Trinity Baptist on Trenton Ave and grew up there. Pastor Milioni was the hardest working Pastor I've known. His office light at church was almost always on, many times well into the night. I can't imagine his rewards in Heaven. God bless you all, we will be praying for comfort.



To : The Milioni Family
Date :Tuesday, January 15th 2019
From : From the Courtney Family Mother Susan Sons Donald
Pastor Gene Milioni was the Pastor of Trinity Baptist Church Findlay Ohio in the mid to late 70's & in to the urly 80's when I Donald was growing up. I received Jesus Christ as young boy attending that church. I could not wait to get out of my Sunday School morning classes to join my parents in the Auditorium during morning services were Gene was Preaching the services & the word of God & the Biblical sound Doctrine of Jesus Christ. I greatly enjoyed the Evening Sunday & Wednesday services & to hear Pastor Gene Milioni Preach the word of God & the true Biblical sound Doctrine or Jesus Christ. From the Courtney Family our deepest Condolences to the Milioni Family at this time. Gene Milioni will ever have a very special place in our hearts as I am sure he has in the many other lives he touched. Looking forward to seeing you again Pastor Gene Milioni on that great & Glorious day of the Lord or if I am called home also before the return of our Lord & savior Jesus Christ. Sincerely; From the Courtney Family, Mother Susan & sons David & my self Donald Courtney.



To : Milioni Family
Date :Tuesday, January 15th 2019
From : Kelly Williams
My heart is heavy - he was such a special character and certainly enjoyed the time working with him - I will remember him every time someone whistles!!



To : Milioni Family
Date :Tuesday, January 15th 2019
From : Richard snd Millie Corbin family
Great Man and Preacher. Our family joined Trinity Baptist Church 1959 (old building on Trenton ave). Our son Kit was Genes ole' buddy. I'd venture to say,Kit was waiting at the
"Gates Of Glory" to welcome Preacher Gene Home......
Thank you Preacher Gene....



To : The Milioni Family
Date :Tuesday, January 15th 2019
From : David Cindie Bickelhaupt
Dave and I were saddened to hear about the passing of Pastor Milioni, but know he is happily with his Savior this very moment. His ministry at TBC was very instrumental in our salvation and that of my husband's entire family! He & I would often talk about "Italian" topics, as my Mother's family was also Italian. We have fond thoughts of him & will see him again soon!




To : The Milioni Family
Date :Tuesday, January 15th 2019
From : Todd Ernst and family
I served with Pastor Milioni for more than a decade. He was a dynamo in the ministry and he didn't give up on people. There were many times that he could have given up on me, but he didn't. We grieve with you at his loss and rejoice with you that he is home safe.



To : Milioni Family
Date :Tuesday, January 15th 2019
From : Richard and Millie Corbin family
Pastor Gene the best preacher that I ever knew. Well beloved by everyone. Pastor Gene always would give a long handshake to Kit and it always put a big smile on his face. Now Kit will be giving him a handshake up in his heavenly home to greet him with that same smiling face. God bless all of you



To : Milioni Family
Date :Tuesday, January 15th 2019
From : Connie Hile Stockdale
I was so very sorry to read of Pastor Milioni's passing. He was familiar with the Hile family and he performed a very small ceremony marrying my spouse and myself. I admired him and his sense of humor. Condolences to all of you.



To : The Milioni Family
Date :Tuesday, January 15th 2019
From : Bob and Debbie Cook
Pastor Milioni was our Pastor for many years. Bob served as a Deacon under him and I worked in serveral departments. He was a remarkable man and one we looked up to. To Dorothy and family, we grieve with you. Pastor was a faithful servant and we're sure his crown will be full of precious gems. RIP Pastor.



To : Milioni Family
Date :Tuesday, January 15th 2019
From : Ron Vickie Ray
I can remember Oct.25,1964 as a 12 year old boy the Sunday morning that Pastor Gene lead me to Jesus Christ. It was a cold frosty morning and I had to scrape the windows on the car. After the sermon, the song for alter call was Softly and Tenderly. I was called by God and Pastor Gene greated me at the alter. Sunday evening I was baptized. Thank God for men like him.



To : The Milioni Family
Date :Tuesday, January 15th 2019
From : Cindi Kear Campbell Family
Praying for peace and comfort for the entire family during this difficult time. Pastor Milioni was the “real “ deal! Fondest of memories in the 70’s sitting in the pew with Dad @ Mom And Siblings listening to some of the best sermons I’ve heard!
To this day remembering Pastor brings a smile to my face.
God bless you all-



To : The Milioni Family
Date :Wednesday, January 16th 2019
From : Lori Leary Fulton
I am deeply saddened by the passing of Rev. Milioni. I, too, grew up in Trinity Baptist on Trenton Ave. I have so many wonderful memories of my experiences there, from listening to him preach in his fire-and-brimstone way, to having Sunday school then walking over to the "big house" for the 11 a.m. service, to encouraging us to join the youth group, to experiencing the fun and faith while taking part in some amazing activities. From that, I have made lifelong friends and will always cherish them. Thank you, kind sir, for showing us the way. I want to come to the service, but we're expecting a major snowstorm up here in Southwestern Michigan.



To : The Milioni family
Date :Wednesday, January 16th 2019
From : Scott Nikki Russell
Pastor Milioni led me to Christ in 1973 while I was in high school when he came to our home to visit one Thursday evening. I was later baptized a few weeks later by Pastor Milioni. I went on to Bible College after high school. Several years after that, we became missioneries and Pastor Milioni's church took us on for support. They have supported us ever since. We have been missionaries now almost 30 years. I am indebted to this great man and the part he had in my life. I look forward to seeing him again one day in Heaven. Please know we are praying for Dorothy and the extended family. Ps. 46:1, 10.



To : The Milioni Family
Date :Thursday, January 17th 2019
From : Gary Phillips Sr
Truly a Great man of God.I was just a young boy, maybe five or six when I first met Pastor Milioni.Maybe around 1953. I remember going to his home with my Mom for church as he did not have a building yet.I was saved and baptized at the old building on Trenton Ave. I had the pleasure of working with and serving under Pastor Gene for many years as a deacon, and serving on the building committee when he built the new church.
he was the hardest working man I know.Had he put in the time and dedication into a secular job he would be a millionaire many times over. Instead, he was greeted to Heaven by the millions he and his ministry helped to get there. His rewards will be great!



To : The Milioni family
Date :Thursday, January 17th 2019
From : Ralph and De Dorman
We are so thankful for this man of God and his Godly counsel. It was very evident that he walked in the joy of The Lord as he ministered to his flock whom he loved. We will never forget his demonstration of grace shown to us and his encouragement as we reached the migrant families in the Findlay area.




To : Pastor Gene Milioni Family
Date :Thursday, January 17th 2019
From : Pastor Ron Dorman
Donna and I both received Christ as Saviour through the ministering of Pastor Milioni. Many fond memories growing up in the church and then being able to serve along with Pastor for 7 years before starting Bowling Green Baptist Temple 20 years ago. May our Heavenly Father bless and give peace to the family during this time of sadness.



To : Trinity Baptist family
Date :Thursday, January 17th 2019
From : Karen Davis Hawkins Happley
It's like loosing a Friend I guess... that man let me to Christ...baptised me....and helped me through the process of my first husband dying... procided over my second marriage...he was a huge part of my spiritual life....see you in heaven pastor!



To : Milioni Family
Date :Thursday, January 17th 2019
From : Patricia Schock- Zulauf
Sorry for your loss. What a wonderful person.



To : Pastor Gene Milioni Family
Date :Friday, January 18th 2019
From : Mary Jo Hanners
He came to our house usually every Monday & usually whistling. He never gave up on us & because of his faithfulness to the Lord my whole family was saved. He will have many crowns to lay at the Throne of God. I know all of heaven is rejoicing as they welcomed him home. Thank God he was a faithful servant to our risen Savior. My thoughts & prayers are with his family



To : Carla and Steve
Date :Sunday, January 20th 2019
From : Sharon Richardson Babcock
I am so sorry for your loss. We recently moved back to Findlay after 40 years and one of the things I did was look up Pastor Milioni! Charmaine was very helpful and I regret not following up.
Pastor and Mrs. Milioni and Trinity Baptist Church, and your friendship Carla, are key to me loving and serving Jesus today.



To : Milioni family
Date :Thursday, January 31st 2019
From : Carol Barker Boutwell
Pastor milioni was the greatest Pastor ever.He visited weekly. So hard working! Our family was saved because of him. My husband is in heaven with him he even traveled out of town to be with family members when they were sick. He will be greatly missed I cannot imagine you the rewards he has in heaven because of him I will be in heaven one day thank you Pastor milioni



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